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Hotel Die Fabrik (The Factory Hotel)


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Factory Hotel

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The hotel is in a five-storey building that used to be a factory. It is right next to Schlesisches Tor U-Bahnhof (underground station) and the River Spree at the line between Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain, where the two previously divided halves of the city meet. 
What used to be a bleak and eerie corner in eyeshot of the Oberbaumbrücke border crossing, has today become part of a flourishing urban scene in which new shops, bars and cafés open on a daily basis. The unsophisticated charming brick building, which opened years ago as one of Berlin’s first hostels, has grown into an alternative hotel. 
Guests can choose from forty-four quiet and spacious rooms or a bed in the dormitory; or for those who like a touch of luxury, there is the studio or suite. Cafe Eisenwaren is a lively street café connected to the hotel‚ offering breakfast and a daily-changing lunch menu. 


Address: Schlesische Str. 18, 10997 Berlin, +49 (0)30 6117116,
Bus, Tube, Tram: U1 Schlesisches Tor; Bus 147, 265 Taborstr.